DIOCESE OF SALISBURY by fionan

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									FOREWORD – from the Bishop of Salisbury
Those of you who gathered in the Cathedral on Maundy Thursday 2005 will, I am sure, recall the greeting given us in the Chapter House by Francis Loyo, Bishop of Rokon. “I am” he said “because you are”. It was a Sudanese expression of a classically orthodox doctrine of God. In the perfect Trinity that we proclaim, each Person is only in relation to the other Persons. The Three-in-One are a perfect community of love where each is bound to the other. And the doctrine of the Trinity is foundational for the doctrine of the Church as well. We are one body: the life of each one of us baptised into Christ is eternally bound to the life of every other. We cannot flourish in isolation, nor can the Church flourish if her members believe themselves to be independent agents acting in isolation. We are bound together by baptism, united in prayer and in the breaking of bread, with all the support, and all the mutual responsibility, that that brings. These doctrines of God and of the Church have particularly sharp implications for us who are her ministers. We belong together; we are accountable to one another; we must each take responsibility for one another and the wellbeing of the whole. Our interdependence is essential to our mutual flourishing. The absolute necessity of our ongoing professional development is part of that accountability and interdependence. Without its stimulus our common life will grow stale. So it is our responsibility, and this brochure sets out the opportunities – and the expectations – for 2006. I look forward to meeting many of you at the training events set out here, and believe that only by learning together will we best serve the mission of the Three-in-One and his Church.

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ABOUT CONTINUING MINISTERIAL DEVELOPMENT – from the Director of Ministry
What’s in the brochure? On behalf of the Ministry Development Team I am very pleased to send you your 2006 Continuing Ministerial Development brochure with this year‟s information for Clergy, Readers and Lay Pastoral Assistants. Please take time to look through it and make sure that relevant dates are safely in your diary. In response to your comments last year we are trying a revised layout, with colour coded sections for Clergy, Readers and LPAs plus additional sections on Wellbeing and General Resources. We hope this makes the brochure more user friendly. At the back of the brochure you will find: your Booking Form (blue for Clergy, green for Readers. LPAs to be sent out under separate cover) a pink Talent Bank Form. Although we could not respond individually to each person who completed this form last year the contents were very useful and enabled us to use the gifts and skills of a number of people in new ways. The forms are held on file for future reference and you may be approached at a later stage. This year we are enquiring for consultancy, IT and tutorial skills which you might be willing to share a lilac Feedback Form for your comments, questions and requests. Your feedback is much appreciated and helps us to meet your needs so do keep it coming A number of people mentioned last year that they had difficulty tearing out the forms which had to be returned – you will find that the black plastic binder can easily be removed and put back on again so that you can take out the forms. CMD in the Diocese of Salisbury The Diocese of Salisbury is committed to the continuing ministerial development of all its ordained, licensed and commissioned ministers. Through the Ministry Development Team, staffing and funding are provided to make this possible. As ministers of the Diocese we expect of one another that we will be responsible and proactive about our own personal and professional development and take appropriate advantage of learning opportunities. The Ministry Development Team understands that your learning needs are as individual as you are. The brochure offers some shared events at which attendance is expected, some selected events from which to choose, and a range of resources to assist you in planning your own learning. If you don‟t see what you‟re looking for in the brochure then please ask – we will do our very best to help you find the resources you need. Our Diocesan CMD expectation Clergy Clergy Conference Archdeaconry Day One other event selected from the Diocesan programme Regular attendance at Chapter

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You may attend as many events from the Diocesan programme as you wish. If you are planning other learning for yourself in addition to what is in the Diocesan programme we invite you to give brief details on the Booking Form The Ministry Development Team keeps a record of the learning undertaken by individual clergy. This consists of the dates and details of Diocesan events attended each year and other events for which funding has been allocated. If you wish to see your personal entry please contact Mrs Tina Draycott at the Ministry Development Team Office. This information may be useful in completing the Church of England standard job application form which asks for details of continuing ministerial development Readers Reader Admission Day and AGM Archdeaconry Day You are particularly encouraged to attend the Saturday Workshop with Bishop David which is specifically for Readers You are warmly invited to attend events in the Diocesan programme, most of which are open to Readers, although it is understood that not all Readers can be free during the week. You may attend as many events from the Diocesan programme as you wish. If you are planning other learning for yourself in addition to what is in the Diocesan programme we invite you to give brief details on the Booking Form LPAs There are no formal expectations at the moment but LPAs are particularly encouraged to attend the LPA Celebration Day and warmly invited to take part in the other events listed in the LPA section Booking Please complete your Booking Form and return it to the Ministry Development Team Office not later than Monday 9th January. On the form we ask you to indicate that you are able to attend the relevant shared events and have noted the dates select from the Diocesan programme by ticking the boxes tell us about your other learning plans if you wish to do so Unless you hear otherwise please assume that your booking has been accepted. Full details and joining instructions for each event will be sent to you approximately a fortnight beforehand. If you find that you are unable to attend an event for which you have booked we ask you to let us know as soon as possible. This is particularly important at events with limited numbers as we may be able to offer your place to another person. It also helps us keep down the costs of meals, resource packs etc. If demand turns out to be high for events with limited numbers it is sometimes possible to run them again.

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Funding All events in the Diocesan programme are offered free of charge although occasionally a donation may be requested where a meal is provided. Attendance by Diocesan invitation at a range of external courses and consultations is also funded on your behalf. Funding is also available on a discretionary basis to individuals who are planning their own learning. The standard clergy grant for 2006 is £204 (1% of stipend) and this may be claimed by stipendiary or non stipendiary clergy for any relevant learning activity. Exceptional requests for larger amounts may be considered. Funding is not available for retreats but parishes are requested to treat this as an expense of office. Requests for funding from individual Readers and LPAs may also be considered. Clergy in the first four years of ministry have a separate learning programme but are also invited to all shared events and are very welcome to any of the events on the Diocesan programme. You are not normally eligible for individual grants as the money allocated to you has already been spent on the IME 4-7 (CME 1-4) programme. However clergy completing degrees or working for higher degrees in their first four years will be eligible for funding from 2006. The standard clergy grant for 2006 will be applicable for this purpose ie. £204 (1% of stipend) and this may be claimed by stipendiary or non stipendiary clergy. We do not offer block funding to Teams or Deaneries for corporate events but all or part of a number of individual grants can be released for this purpose to enable a group of people to plan something together. If you wish to apply for a grant please put in your claim in advance and not retrospectively by contacting us with outline details of what you propose to do and the cost. Money can often be advanced where needed. We also hold information about other possible sources of funding. May we help? Members of the Ministry Development Team are here to help you and we are always happy to be contacted about any matter so please ring or email us at any time. If we cannot answer your question or offer the resources you need then we will do our best to put you in touch with someone who can. With very best wishes for exciting and fruitful learning in 2006.

Director of Ministry T: 01722 411944 E: jane.charman@salisbury.anglican.org

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RESOURCES FOR CLERGY

THE CLERGY CONFERENCE ‘Living with Difference’ Tuesday 4 – Friday 7 July 2006 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick
Bishop David warmly invites all licensed and beneficed clergy to join him at Swanwick for this important time of consultation and fellowship together. Please make sure you have the dates safely in your diary. Bishop David will write to you with a formal invitation nearer the time. If you are not able to attend you should respond to the invitation by writing personally to Bishop David at South Canonry We are delighted to be welcoming the following guest speakers at the Conference Kathy Galloway Kathy Galloway is leader of the Iona Community. She is a practical theologian, a poet and a liturgist. Kathy will lead us in daily study of the Bible James Alison James Alison is a Roman Catholic theologian, priest and freelance teacher and speaker. He will explore issues of sexuality in the Church today Bob Hepple Bob Hepple is a human rights lawyer and Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. He will examine the question of individual rights versus social responsibilities David Marshall David Marshall was Archbishop‟s Chaplain to both Archbishop George Carey and Archbishop Rowan Williams. He is a student of world religions, particularly Islam, and will speak to us on Christianity seen through the eyes of other faiths space away from the day-to-day demands of ministry – time for worship – workshops – relaxation – food and wine – entertainment – conversation – the company of friends – journeys of the mind and of the heart 5

ARCHDEACONRY DAYS ‘Winning Teams: understanding success and failure in the life of organisations’
Building on the success of last year‟s Archdeaconry Days we now offer a further four days The intention of the days is to allow space to reflect on some of the wider issues affecting the Church and ourselves as ministers of it. To help us „see ourselves‟ we shall once again be in dialogue with four contrasting organisations The Area Bishops and Archdeacons expect that all licensed and beneficed clergy and Readers will attend their own Archdeaconry Day. Those who cannot attend their own Archdeaconry Day can choose to go to one of the others subject to availability of places Saturday 20 May 10 am – 4 pm Wilts Archdeaconry Tesco Saturday 10 June 10 am – 4 pm Sarum Archdeaconry Salisbury Football Club Saturday 16 September 10 am – 4 pm Dorset Archdeaconry Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Poole Saturday 11 November 10 am – 4 pm Sherborne Archdeaconry HMP The Verne, Portland

visit the booklist under General Resources for suggested background reading (pages 33 – 35)

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DIOCESAN DAYS

Tuesday 7 February 10 am – 4 pm ‘Mission-Shaped Worship’ Led by Richard Giles, Dean of Philadelphia Cathedral Venue: Sarum College Richard Giles is the author of „Re-pitching the Tent‟ and „Creating Uncommon Worship‟. The day examines the challenge presented by our inherited buildings and explores how we can create new and innovative ways of worship for a mission led church

Wednesday 22 February 10 am – 4 pm ‘Gateways of the Soul: the spirituality of icons’ Led by Sister Esther from Turvey Abbey Venue: Sarum College limited numbers – please book early. If the day is over subscribed we may be able to run it more than once Sister Esther is a Benedictine of the Priory of our Lady of Peace, Turvey Abbey in Bedfordshire and a painter of icons. The day will look at how icons are painted and their spiritual and liturgical significance. Sister Esther will introduce us to some famous icons and there will be opportunities for meditation. The afternoon will end with a service of Orthodox Vespers

Thursday 2 March 10 am – 4 pm ‘Radical Healing’ Led by Russ Parker, Director of Acorn Christian Healing Foundation Venue: Amesbury Baptist Centre Reconcilation is the most radical form of healing. The day explores the Church‟s healing ministry and helps us understand how healing is essentially a restoring of relationships with God, ourselves, others, and the communities we serve. Acorn Christian Healing Foundation is a Hampshire based conference centre and resource for all concerned with the Christian ministry of healing, regardless of denomination

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Wednesday 10 May 10 am – 4 pm Sacred Spaces, Holy Places Led by Bishop John Inge, Bishop of Huntingdon Venue: The Cathedral Bishop John is the author of „A Christian Theology of Place‟ and was formerly Vice Dean of Ely Cathedral. The day uses our own Cathedral as a voice as well as a venue to explore why the Christian faith and a mission focused church need to be embodied in places as well as people

Thursday 22 June 10 am – 4 pm ‘Marriage in a State’ Led by a training team from Church House Westminster Venue: Dinton Village Hall The day will look at recent and proposed changes to the law regarding marriage and will explore some of the pastoral challenges and opportunities flowing from this

Wednesday 20 September 10 am – 4 pm ‘Jesus and the Earth’ Led by Bishop James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool Venue: Burbage Church Hall Following Bishop James‟s time with the clergy at the Clergy Day at Milton Abbey in 2005 we are delighted to welcome him back to share with us on a subject close to his heart – our stewardship of the environment as individuals, as society and as Church

Thursday 12 October 10 am – 4 pm Annunciation Music: scoring the sound of Luke’s freedom song Led by David Schlafer Venue: St Nicholas Church Centre, Corfe Mullen How can the Gospel resound in our preaching next year? We will explore the rich possibilities inherent in Luke‟s dramatic orchestration of the Jesus story, asking, as Luke through his verbal artistry seems to have asked: How does God heal our hearing?; and How can we hear God’s healing? David Schlafer is an author, editor, teacher and conference leader in homiletics based in the United States, who makes frequent England visits

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Friday 17 November 9.30 am – 3 pm ‘The Wellington Touch’ Led by The Army Venue: Regular Commissions Board, Westbury limited numbers – please book early An opportunity to learn more about the art of leadership from those who exercise leadership under some of the toughest and most demanding of conditions. The day will include a strategic planning exercise and the chance to put it into practice in the great outdoors. Not for the faint hearted!

Monday 27 November 10 am – 4 pm ‘The Daily Office – a framework for personal spirituality’ Led by Bishop David Venue: St Paul’s Salisbury When they pray the office Christians not only join the ancient rhythm of prayer offered by the Church, they also enter the eternal prayer of Christ to the Father and allow his mind to be formed in them. A day to reflect theologically on the purpose and practice of common prayer and discover how to get the best out of Common Worship: Daily Prayer

WOMEN CLERGY ANNUAL GATHERING
Tuesday 13 June 5.30 pm Evensong in the Cathedral 6.30 pm Supper and meeting at the Deanery ending 9 pm At our meeting last June the women clergy agreed that it would be good to continue to meet together once a year. This event is being planned by the Women‟s Ministry Support Group which was set up on that occasion. Members of the Group represent the women clergy of the Diocese on regional and national networks and advise the Bishop on matters relating to women‟s ordained ministry. Please do put the date in your diary Please contact any group member for information, advice or resources or to have an input into the planning of our next gathering Jane Charman, Carol Davies, Lorraine Dobbins, Ruth Goodbody, Nerissa Jones, Sandy Railton, Vanda Rowe, Janet Smith, Kim Stephens

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DAY CONFERENCES
DAY CONFERENCE FOR HOUSE FOR DUTY CLERGY ‘Last of the Summer Wine? – is there a wider vision for House for Duty ministry?’ Tuesday 2 May 10 am – 4 pm Wimborne Minster A day together with members of the Senior Staff of the Diocese to reflect on the experience of House for Duty ministry in this Diocese and develop a policy for good practice in the future. If you are a House for Duty clergy person or the incumbent or colleague of a House for Duty clergy person please note this date in your diary. An invitation will be sent to you in due course. Attendance at this event can be counted towards your annual CMD expectation

DAY CONFERENCE FOR OLMs ‘Patterns and Possibilities: where next for Ordained Local Ministry?’ Saturday 13 May 10 am – 4 pm Sarum College postponed from last year Bishop David invites the Ordained Local Ministers to spend a day with him and other members of the Senior Staff of the Diocese to review the experience of the early years of OLM in this Diocese, share examples of good practice, and reflect on the future. If you are an Ordained Local Minister please note this date in your diary. An invitation will be sent to you in due course. Attendance at this event can be counted towards your annual CMD expectation

DAY CONFERENCE FOR DISTINCTIVE DEACONS ‘Rooted and Grounded: the incarnational ministry of the Distinctive Deacon’ Thursday 19 October 10 am – 4 pm Sarum College An opportunity to hear about the Distinctive Diaconate in other Dioceses and denominations and increase our understanding of the particular gifts this ministry offers to the Church. Speakers include: Bishop David, Rosalind Brown, editor of the 2003 Diocesan Report on the Distinctive Diaconate and of the recently published „Being a Deacon Today‟, and Kathryn Fitzsimons, President of DACE If you are a Distinctive Deacon or the incumbent or colleague of a Distinctive Deacon please note this date in your diary. An invitation will be sent to you in due course. The conference is also open to anyone interested in the Distinctive Diaconate. Attendance at this event can be counted towards your annual CMD expectation

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CLERGY INDUCTION DAYS
Church House Thursday 27 April 10 am – 5 pm Thursday 2 November 10 am – 5 pm By invitation – for clergy new to the Diocese

RURAL DEANS TRAINING AFTERNOONS
Sarum College Monday 27 February 1.30 – 4 pm Monday 25 September 1.30 – 4 pm The training afternoons in 2006 will aim to equip Rural Deans to play a lead role in the delivery of the new Diocesan Ministry Review Scheme

Look under General Resources for : Booklist Bulletin Board Children and Communion Training Days Communications Ecumenical Opportunities Further Qualifications IT Workshops Periodicals Sarum College Speakers Venues Workplace Chaplaincy

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RESOURCES OUTSIDE THE DIOCESE Grubb Institute Courses
The Grubb Institute is a practical think tank with a well-established reputation of working with and consulting to individuals, work groups and organisations on transforming behaviour to achieve their core purpose. The Diocese usually invites and funds at least one person to attend a Grubb Institute Course each year. You are welcome to express an interest in future courses This year: Transforming Clergy Leadership Roles The Grubb Institute’s Annual Working Conference for Clergy in Local Churches 12 - 16 June 2006 at Shallowford House, Stone, Staffs This Conference is about how ordained clergy can use their day-to-day experience to find, make and take their leadership roles in their churches, in ways that will enable their congregations to live out their discipleship in the world. The aim of the Conference is: To transform our roles as leaders in the Church in the context of today’s society and God’s continuous activity in the world Fees: £445 including board and conference expenses £415 for bookings received before Tuesday 14 March

Visit the Grubb Institute website at www.grubb.org.uk

Praxis Events
Praxis was formed in 1990 as an initiative in liturgical formation for the Church of England sponsored by the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England, the Alcuin Club, and the Group for the Renewal of Worship. Praxis offers day and residential conferences around the country, training resources, a quarterly publication, an internet web-site and a network of regional groups Training events in 2006 include: Thursday 9 February 10 am – 3 pm ‘Initiation – the journey continues’ Newcastle Cathedral Cost £15, affiliates £10

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Thursday 9 March 10 am – 3.30 pm ‘When the school goes to church (and the church goes to school)’ Birmingham Cathedral Cost £12, affiliates £10 Wednesday 3 May 10 am – 4 pm ‘Two Ways of Praying – tensions between liturgical and non liturgical spirituality’ Sarum College Cost £35, affiliates £17.50 -- both prices include lunch Tuesday 9 May 10 am – 4 pm ‘Children and Communion – exploring the place of children in the Eucharistic community’ Bar Hill Church Centre, Cambridge Cost £20, affiliates £16 -- both prices include lunch Autumn/ Winter events announced later in the year Full details of Praxis events appear on the Praxis website www.praxisworship.org.uk Or for further information contact Praxis, Cleveland Lodge, Westhumble, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6BW. T: 01306 872829. E: praxis@praxisworship.org.uk

Rural Ministry Training Courses
THE ARTHUR RANK CENTRE The objective of the Arthur Rank Centre is to serve the rural community and its churches by being a focus and resource for the work of the Christian Churches in rural areas through the sharing of good practice, providing high quality training and innovative Christian witness leading the Christian Churches in working to improve the quality of life for those living in rural communities developing greater understanding between urban and rural communities through the linking of churches and other faith groups engaging in the research to support and develop the work of the Arthur Rank Centre providing a chaplaincy to the Royal Agricultural Society of England

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Courses in 2006 include Multi-Parish Benefice Workshops at Offa House, Leamington Spa Tuesday 24 – Wednesday 25 January Tuesday 26 – Wednesday 27 September Tuesday 17 – Wednesday 18 October Cost £85 payable to ACORA with a non-refundable deposit of £10 Rural Ministry Induction Courses Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 May Tuesday 7 – Thursday 9 November A three day course designed for those recently moved into, or considering moving into, a rural post Cost £165 payable to the Arthur Rank Centre with a non-refundable deposit of £30 for May. Cost may increase for November Senior Diocesan Staff Training Days Wednesday 24 May Wednesday 6 December A day focusing on the issues that senior Diocesan staff may face in relation to rural ministry as well as discussions on current wider rural issues and policy No charge

The Arthur Rank Centre also offers a range of other learning opportunities and resources, including postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas, MTh, MMin and DMin qualifications in Rural Ministry. The study programme is part time and flexible and is open to all For further information contact: the Administrator, Arthur Rank Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ; T: 024 7685 3060; F: 024 7641 4808 E: info@arthurrankcentre.org.uk; W: www.arthurrankcentre.org.uk

RURAL MINISTRY – A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION Looking for an introduction to Rural Ministry with a regional emphasis? The South West Rural Officers are running a three day course at St Gilda’s Christian Centre, Langport, Somerset Monday 15 – Wednesday 17 May Cost £95 per person Contact the Ministry Development Team Office for more details and an application form

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Southern Regional Institute
The partner Dioceses of the Southern Regional Institute (Bath and Wells, Bristol, Chichester, Guildford, Portsmouth, Salisbury and Winchester) jointly offer training opportunities for clergy at transitional points in their ministry. Attendance at these courses is by invitation and will be funded by the Diocese Preparing for Retirement Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 January Old Alresford Place Preparing for Retirement Monday 30 January – Wednesday 1 February Old Alresford Place Rural/ Area Deans Wednesday 8 – Friday 10 February Old Alresford Place First Responsibility Wednesday 8 – Friday 10 March Old Alresford Place New Post Monday 15 – Wednesday 17 May Old Alresford Place New Post Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 June Old Alresford Place New Post Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 September Sarum College Homiletics Conference Monday 2 – Wednesday 4 October Park Place Pastoral Centre Training Incumbents Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 October Old Alresford Place Preparing for Retirement Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 October Old Alresford Place First Responsibility Tuesday 7 – Thursday 9 November Sarum College 15

Windsor Courses
St Georges House Windsor is a residential study centre located within the grounds of Windsor Castle. It runs a programme of courses and conferences for clergy and laity who wish to explore the moral, spiritual and practical implications of their several concerns. Attendance at Windsor Courses is by invitation from the Bishops only We have recently heard that St Georges‟ House is reviewing its provision. Regretfully the January and July Clergy Courses will not now be run in 2006 but the October Course will go ahead as planned

‘Risk and Enterprise in Church and Society’ Monday 2 – Thursday 12 October The course will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the Church today and the theme will be explored through biblical study, discussion of relevant reading and exchanges based on personal experience

We hope to be able to provide further information about the future plans of St George‟s House soon. In the meantime you are welcome to express an interest in future courses Visit St George‟s House website on www.stgeorges-windsor.org

A speaker with a difference for your Chapter or Synod? See this year’s list of suggested speakers under General Resources (page 48)

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SUPPORT FOR MINISTRY Ministry Review
Provision for Ministry Review is currently being reshaped. Following national guidelines the Diocese is in the process of designing an annual Ministry Review Scheme in which all licensed and beneficed clergy will take part. Every third year this Review will be carried out by a senior staff member. In other years it will take the form of a peer Review Further information will be available soon. It is anticipated that the new Scheme will be piloted during 2006 and introduced fully in 2007

Ministry Consultancy
In addition to the present system of Senior Staff Interviews, the Diocese currently has a voluntary Ministry Development Scheme, in which clergy choose to work with a personal ministry consultant in an ongoing way The intention is to expand this consultancy team so that once the new annual Ministry Review Scheme is in place those also wishing to work more regularly with a personal ministry consultant will still be able to do so As well as individual ministry consultancy we are also hoping to build a team of people with skills and experience in consulting to groups and teams who may be approached for ongoing help and support in collegial settings For the time being existing arrangements remain in place. For information on Senior Staff Interviews please contact your Area Office. For information on the Ministry Development Scheme please contact the Ministry Development Team Office

Reading Weeks
This year because of the Clergy Conference we will not be organising a Reading Week for Clergy – but we have it firmly in mind for next year Those wishing to get away for peace and quiet to study might like to investigate St Deiniol‟s Library, Hawarden, North Wales. St Deiniol‟s is a residential centre with an interesting history. It offers comfortable accommodation in pleasant surroundings and an excellent theological library Visit St Deiniol‟s Library website at www.st-deiniols.co.uk

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Sabbaticals
Sabbaticals can take many shapes and forms – such as study, research, reading, rest, reflection, recreation, travel or pilgrimage. Ideally everybody should have at least one in the course of their ministerial life. The intention is that a sabbatical should enrich a person‟s spiritual life and ministry in a deeper way than is usually possible through a regular retreat, holiday or course of study. Many people have found a period of sabbatical leave to be a turning point in their faith journey The Diocese currently funds 6 sabbaticals a year with a contribution of up to £1000 each. These are normally granted after at least 10 years in stipendiary ministry and are for a period of up to three months. Sabbatical funding is sought after and there is usually a waiting list. Some people fund or part fund their own sabbatical or seek alternative funding from other sources which means that a sabbatical can often be taken sooner If you are considering taking a sabbatical it is important that you begin to plan around 2 years in advance. You will need to seek the goodwill of the community in which you serve and of your Rural Dean, Archdeacon, and Area Bishop. They will discuss with you how your parochial or other responsibilities can be covered for the period of your absence. You will then need to contact the Director of Ministry to begin planning an application. Applications involving a request for funding are considered by the Bishops and Senior Staff at their final staff meeting of the year at which decisions will be made for the year next but one

Work based Learning Groups
This initiative is part of our evolving provision for the professional development of clergy and is intended to complement the regular process of Ministerial Review and the arrangements made by individuals for their own personal and spiritual support The Groups provide an opportunity for five clergy, meeting for two and a half hours every month with a professional facilitator, to explore in confidence issues brought by Group members arising out of their work and ministry From January 2006 there will be four pilot Groups, two meeting at Bournemouth University and two at Ivy House, Warminster. At present this limits us to twenty places but at a later stage it is hoped that further Groups can be set up A letter about the Groups was circulated last year and we are already in touch with those who have expressed an interest so far. For further information please contact the Ministry Development Team Office

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RESOURCES FOR READERS

READER ADMISSION DAY AND AGM
Saturday 7 October 11 am – 4 pm Admission Service in the Cathedral, followed by lunch and Annual Meeting. It is expected that all Sarum Readers will attend if possible so please make sure you have this date in your diary

Pre-admission Quiet Day for New Readers Friday 6 October 10 am – 3 pm Ivy House (St Denys Retreat Centre), Warminster An opportunity for reflection and prayer together as we prepare for our Admission as Readers Led by John Hamilton, Director of Reader Training

ARCHDEACONRY DAYS ‘Winning Teams: understanding success and failure in the life of organisations’
Building on the success of last year‟s Archdeaconry Days we now offer a further four days The intention of the days is to allow space to reflect on some of the wider issues affecting the Church and ourselves as ministers of it. To help us „see ourselves‟ we shall also be in dialogue with four contrasting organisations The Area Bishops and Archdeacons expect that all licensed and beneficed clergy and Readers will attend their own Archdeaconry Day. Those who cannot attend their own Archdeaconry Day can choose to go to one of the others subject to availability of places

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Saturday 20 May 10 am – 4 pm Wilts Archdeaconry Tesco Saturday 10 June 10 am – 4 pm Sarum Archdeaconry Salisbury Football Club Saturday 16 September 10 am – 4 pm Dorset Archdeaconry Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Poole Saturday 11 November 10 am – 4 pm Sherborne Archdeaconry HMP The Verne, Portland

WORKSHOP DAY
Saturday 18 November Venue: St Nicholas Church Centre, Corfe Mullen ‘Times and Seasons’ Preparing worship for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and Candlemas With Bishop David

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DIOCESAN DAYS

Tuesday 7 February 10 am – 4 pm ‘Mission-Shaped Worship’ Led by Richard Giles, Dean of Philadelphia Cathedral Venue: Sarum College Richard Giles is the author of „Re-pitching the Tent‟ and „Creating Uncommon Worship‟. The day examines the challenge presented by our inherited buildings and explores how we can create new and innovative ways of worship for a mission led church

Wednesday 22 February 10 am – 4 pm ‘Gateways of the Soul: the spirituality of icons’ Led by Sister Esther from Turvey Abbey Venue: Sarum College limited numbers – please book early. If the day is over subscribed we may be able to run it more than once Sister Esther is a Benedictine of the Priory of our Lady of Peace, Turvey Abbey in Bedfordshire and a painter of icons. The day will look at how icons are painted and their spiritual and liturgical significance. Sister Esther will introduce us to some famous icons and there will be opportunities for meditation. The afternoon will end with a service of Orthodox Vespers

Thursday 2 March 10 am – 4 pm ‘Radical Healing’ Led by Russ Parker, Director of Acorn Christian Healing Foundation Venue: Amesbury Baptist Centre Reconcilation is the most radical form of healing. The day explores the Church‟s healing ministry and helps us understand how healing is essentially a restoring of relationships with God, ourselves, others, and the communities we serve. Acorn Christian Healing Foundation is a Hampshire based conference centre and resource for all concerned with the Christian ministry of healing, regardless of denomination

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Wednesday 10 May 10 am – 4 pm Sacred Spaces, Holy Places Led by Bishop John Inge, Bishop of Huntingdon Venue: The Cathedral Bishop John is the author of „A Christian Theology of Place‟ and was formerly Vice Dean of Ely Cathedral. The day uses our own Cathedral as a voice as well as a venue to explore why the Christian faith and a mission-focused church need to be embodied in places as well as people

Thursday 22 June 10 am – 4 pm ‘Marriage in a State’ Led by a training team from Church House Westminster Venue: Dinton Village Hall The day will look at recent and proposed changes to the law regarding marriage and will explore some of the pastoral challenges and opportunities flowing from this

Wednesday 20 September 10 am – 4 pm ‘Jesus and the Earth’ Led by Bishop James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool Venue: Burbage Church Hall Following Bishop James‟s time with the clergy at the Clergy Day at Milton Abbey in 2005 we are delighted to welcome him back to share with us on a subject close to his heart – our stewardship of the environment as individuals as society and as Church

Thursday 12 October 10 am – 4 pm Annunciation Music: scoring the sound of Luke’s freedom song Led by David Schlafer Venue: St Nicholas Church Centre, Corfe Mullen How can the Gospel resound in our preaching next year? We will explore the rich possibilities inherent in Luke‟s dramatic orchestration of the Jesus story, asking, as Luke through his verbal artistry seems to have asked: How does God heal our hearing?; and How can we hear God’s healing? David Schlafer is an author, editor, teacher and conference leader in homiletics based in the United States, who makes frequent England visits

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Monday 27 November 10 am – 4 pm ‘The Daily Office – a framework for personal spirituality’ Led by Bishop David Venue: St Paul’s Salisbury When they pray the office Christians not only join the ancient rhythm of prayer offered by the Church, they also enter the eternal prayer of Christ to the Father and allow his mind to be formed in them. A day to reflect theologically on the purpose and practice of common prayer and discover how to get the best out of Common Worship: Daily Prayer

QUIET WEEKEND
‘Readers Away’ Friday 31 March 6 pm – Sunday 2 April after lunch Ivy House (St Denys Retreat Centre), Warminster „The Wounding of Christ‟ a time of quiet and led reflection at Passiontide with Rev Sue Langdon and Janet Lake Cost per person £40. Maximum numbers 23 (28 if some share)

REFRESHER COURSES
Some of our more experienced Readers were licensed at a time when Reader training was not nearly so comprehensive as it is now. Or you may simply feel like a refresher course. Those currently in training for Reader ministry will be taking part in the following Saturday Study Days during 2006 and any spare places can be made available to you free of charge. Contact David Heslop at the Ministry Development Team Office on 01722 411944 for details 18 March Mission and Ministry through the Occasional Offices or Studies in the Early Church or Introduction to Christian Doctrine 27th May The Anglican Tradition or Introduction to the Gospels

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DEANERY READER GATHERINGS
At the end of last year we were sad to say goodbye to Bishop Peter This year other members of the senior staff of the Diocese will be delighted to join you should you choose to invite them! Saturday 7 January 4 – 6 pm Warden(s): Mo Willis St Paul‟s, Canford Heath Tuesday 10 January 7 – 9 pm Warden(s): Brian James „Quintessence‟ (Poole, Purbeck)

(Devizes, Calne, Marlborough, Pewsey)

Saturday 21 January 4 – 6 pm (Heytesbury, Bradford, Chalke) Warden(s): Catherine Warr, Robin Chappell The Minster Church, Warminster Tuesday 24 January 7 – 9 pm (Salisbury, Stonehenge) Warden(s): Chris Powne, Stuart Lucas Barrington Road Hall, Bishopsdown Wednesday 8 February 7 – 9 pm (Sherborne, Blackmore Vale) Warden(s): David De Pledge, Chloe Sadler St Peter‟s, Shaftesbury Friday 10 February 7 – 9 pm Warden(s): Angela Castleton The Lantern, Canford Saturday 4 March 4 – 6 pm Warden(s): Philip Jones Venue to be confirmed (Wimborne)

(Alderbury)

Wednesday 3 May 7 – 9 pm (Milton and Blandford) Warden(s): Richard Quibell Winterbourne Zelston Parish Hall Tuesday 16 May 7 – 9 pm (Dorchester, Lyme Bay, Weymouth) Warden(s) Philip Bilton, Mike Read, Jonathan Robbins Bridport Christian Fellowship

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RESOURCES FOR LPAs

LPA CELEBRATION DAY
Saturday 6 May 12.30 – 4.30 pm The Cathedral All LPA‟s are warmly invited to this triennial Diocesan event. The programme will be: Ministry of the Word Opening session Keynote Speaker: Joanna Cox, National Adviser in Lay Discipleship and Shared Ministry Workshops (around the Close) Tea Closing Eucharist with Bishop David

DIOCESAN DAYS
As last year some of the Diocesan CMD Days are particularly appropriate to LPAs as well as to Readers and Clergy. You are warmly invited to attend either of the following. Please book a place by completing the enclosed form

Thursday 2 March ‘Radical Healing’ Led by Russ Parker, Director of Acorn Christian Healing Foundation Venue: Amesbury Baptist Centre Reconcilation is the most radical form of healing. The day explores the Church‟s healing ministry and helps us understand how healing is essentially a restoring of relationships with God, ourselves, others, and the communities we serve. Acorn Christian Healing Foundation is a Hampshire based conference centre and resource for all concerned with the Christian ministry of healing, regardless of denomination

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Thursday 22 June ‘Marriage in a State’ Led by a training team from Church House Westminster Venue: Dinton Village Hall The day will look at recent and proposed changes to the law regarding marriage and will explore some of the pastoral challenges and opportunities flowing from this

MYERS BRIGGS WORKSHOP
Saturday 28 January 10 am – 1 pm Bournemouth University The Workshop will be led by David Hart, Chaplain to Bournemouth University and a qualified and experienced MBTI practitioner. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a personal test paper beforehand Places are limited to 20 but if demand is high further Workshops will be arranged

QUIET DAYS
Thursday 18 May 10 am – 3 pm Grove Farm, Melbury Abbas with Bishop Graham Chadwick maximum 20 people Saturday 23 September 10 am – 3 pm Ivy House, Warminster with Ven John Wraw, Archdeacon of Wilts maximum 20 people

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DEANERY LPA GATHERINGS
Building on last year‟s format we are pleased to offer a further series of training evenings for LPAs. After consultation around the Deaneries we have tried to give each Deanery their choice of a subject and have grouped Deaneries together where appropriate. You are welcome to attend events in other Deanery groups and you are welcome to attend more than one All the events are at 7 pm for 7.30 pm and will be led by a guest facilitator. More information will be circulated nearer the time but please make a note of the dates

Tuesday 21 February (Calne, Marlborough) St Mary‟s Church, Calne ‘Journey with Christ into the Desert Places’ an opportunity to reflect on our LPA ministry Alan Jeans Thursday 23 February St Mary‟s Church Hall, Wareham ‘Spirituality of the sick and dying’ Jane Lloyd Monday 6 March Sarum College ‘Boundaries in Pastoral Care’ David Heslop Wednesday 15 March Figheldean Village Hall ‘Making links with schools’ Gill Hunter (Poole/ Purbeck)

(Alderbury, Salisbury)

(Stonehenge/ Pewsey)

Wednesday 26 April (Wimborne) St Nicholas‟s Church Centre, Corfe Mullen ‘Praying with others’ Gerald Squarey Thursday 25 May St George‟s Church Hall, Dorchester ‘Preparing families for Baptism’ Jean Coates Tuesday 6 June Church House, Bridport ‘Boundaries in Pastoral Care’ Paul Taylor (Sherborne, Dorchester)

(Lyme Bay, Weymouth)

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Monday 11 September St John‟s Parish Room, Devizes ‘Administering Communion’ Gill Morgan and Diana Sanders Wednesday 25 October Dinton Village Hall ‘Leading Intercessions in Church’ Jane Charman Monday 6 November Town Hall, Shaftesbury ‘Spirituality and Dementia’ Elizabeth Bartlett

(Bradford/ Devizes)

(Chalke/ Milton and Blandford)

(Heytesbury/ Blackmore Vale)

ANNUAL MEETING OF DEANERY LPA OFFICERS
Wednesday 3 May 7.30 – 9.30 pm Dinton Village Hall

Carry on reading for information on Wellbeing and for a wealth of other resources

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WELLBEING
COUNSELLING AND THERAPY
The Diocese offers a service of care to all those who minister in its name, and to their families. A network of confidential advisors and counsellors provides a „listening ear‟ and, if appropriate, access to other more specialised resources both inside and outside the Diocese Our advisors and counsellors work independently of Church structures. They give their services free of charge but if more specialised resources are required assistance with fees can be arranged if needed without any names being disclosed. Cost need never be a deterrent to seeking support The service is currently under review. An updated leaflet will be circulated as soon as possible, outlining the new arrangements. In the meantime to access the network please contact David Hart on 01202 965383 or email dhart@bournemouth.ac.uk. All contacts are treated in the strictest confidence

PRAYERWORKS
Inform – Enable – Inspire Prayerworks is the new name for the Prayer and Spirituality Group. It is a Diocesan based group with representatives from each of the Deaneries, all of whom are available to help parishes and individuals deepen and strengthen their prayer life The group are currently developing a Diocesan Directory of Spirituality, which they aim to publish early this year. It will include contacts for various schools of Prayer, information about Retreat Houses and venues for Quiet Prayer In addition they have held Prayer Days in Poole which they hope to make an annual event. They meet periodically to exchange news from the Deaneries and share in a time of reflection and prayer themselves This summer each Deanery contact aims to arrange a Quiet Day for their Deanery to coincide with „National Quiet Day‟ over the third weekend in June

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RAMSBURY EPISCOPAL AREA TEAM CONTACTS Gabrielle Watts, Anna Desch WILTS CONTACTS Devizes Rev Pat Strowger 60 High Street, Littleton Panel, Devizes SN10 4ES T: 01380 812840, E: pstrowger@waitrose.com Calne Miss Anna Desch 8 Water Mint Way, Calne, SN11 0RT T: 01249 816431, E: anna.desch@tesco.net Bradford Rev Julian Parker The Vicarage, 62 Church Lane, North Bradley, Trowbridge, BA14 0TA T: 01225 752635, E: julianparker22@hotmail.com Marlborough vacant Pewsey Mrs Joyce Kennington The Knook, Frog Lane, Great Bedwyn, Marlborough, Wilts T: 01672 871408

SARUM CONTACTS Heytesbury Rev Anne Bennett-Shaw 5 Hospital of St John, Heytesbury, Wilts, BA12 0HW T: 01985 840339, E: benettshaw@btinternet.com Stonehenge Mrs Helen Hosier Boreland House, Upper Woodford, Salisbury, SP4 6PA T: 01722 782244 Chalke vacant Salisbury Rev Pat Clegg 28 Bishop‟s Drive, Salisbury, SP2 8NZ T: 01722 333573, E: pat@newsarum.fsnet.co.uk

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Alderbury Mrs Val Thompson 25 Woodland Drive, Winterslow, Salisbury, SP5 1SZ T: 01980 86282, E: val@harryjoseph.wanadoo.co.uk

SHERBORNE EPISCOPAL AREA TEAM CONTACTS Pat Southgate, Sue Rawlinson, Helier Exon DORSET CONTACTS Milton and Blandford Rev Wendy Griffith 2 Corner Cottages, Witchampton, W imborne, BH21 5AW T: 01258 840557 Blackmore Vale Mrs Sue Rawlinson Magnolia Cottage, Blandford Rd, Shillingstone, Blandford, DT11 0JF T: 01258 456029, E: magnoliacott@tesco.net Wimborne Rev Robert Harley 43 Birch Close, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, BH21 3TB T: ?, E: rharley@fish.co.uk Poole Rev Pat Southgate 60 Orchard Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8AJ T: 01202 745081, E: pat.southgate@virgin.net Purbeck Lt Col Paddy Bartholomew The Glebe House, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester, Dorset, DT8 8JR T: 01305 852900

SHERBORNE CONTACTS Dorchester Rev Helier Exon The Monk‟s House, Hilton, Blandford, DT11 0DG T:01258 880396, E: helier@exon.demon.co.uk Sherborne Rev Tony Monds 32 Abbot‟s Way, Sherborne, DT9 6DT T: 01963 220676, E: tonymonds@tmonds.freeserve.co.uk

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Lyme Bay Sr. Isabelle Keegan and Sr. Anne Marie Stuart The Vicarage, 5 George Close, Charmouth, Bridport T: 01297 560409 Weymouth Rev Anne Dunn 6 Ilchester Road, Weymouth, DT4 0AW T: 01305 770066, E: annedunn@uk2.net

RETREATS
It is expected that all stipendiary clergy will make an annual retreat, typically the inside of a week, and other clergy and ministers are encouraged to do the same. At present there is no Diocesan funding available for retreats but parishes are asked to treat this as an expense of office Copies of „Retreat‟ the publication of the Retreat Association, are available on loan from the Ministry Development Team Office, or you can order a copy on 01522 527846 or email info@retreats.org.uk. The Association has its own website www.retreats.org.uk. We also keep „A Time to Retreat‟ or you can order a copy on 01527 892945 or email cross.publications @virgin.net

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
We are currently trying to build up our Diocesan resources for Spiritual Direction. The Bishop has recently appointed Canon Darrell Weyman to take over this portfolio. Darrell hopes to improve networks of communication making it easier for those in need of Spiritual Direction to get in touch with with suitable Directors and for those who exercise a ministry of Spiritual Direction to get in touch with each other In the meantime those in search of either Spiritual Direction or training and resourcing in the ministry of Spiritual Direction might consider approaching one of the following Wilts Christian Spiritual Direction Course Contact Anna Desch (T: 01249 816431) South West Spiritual Directors Network Contact Sue Berry (T: 01460 240473) Institute for Christian Spirituality (Sarum College) Contact Peter Tyler (T: 01722 424801)

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GENERAL RESOURCES

BOOKLIST A few suggestions for some reading around the themes of our various CMD events this year For the Clergy Conference: Faith beyond resentment James Alison Darton, Longman and Todd ISBN: 0232524114 On being liked James Alison Darton, Longman and Todd ISBN: 023252517X The Dream of Learning our True Name Kathy Galloway Wild Goose Publications ISBN: 1901557790 Walking in Darkness and Light Kathy Galloway St Andrew Press ISBN: 0715207695 Equality: a new Framework: Report of the Independent Review of UK Anti-Discrimination Legislation Bob Hepple (with Mary Coussey and Tufyal Choudhury) Hart Publishing 2000 ISBN: 1841131598 Tackling Religious Discrimination: Practical Implications for PolicyMakers and Legislators Home Office Research Paper, 2001, available online Bob Hepple (with Tufyal Choudhury) God, Muhammad and the Unbelievers David Marshall RoutledgeCurzon ISBN: 0700710868 33

For the Archdeaconry Days: Winning: the Ultimate Business How-To Book Jack Welch, Suzy Welch HarperCollins ISBN: 0007197691

For Diocesan Days: Re-pitching the Tent: the Definitive Guide to Re-ordering your Church Richard Giles Canterbury Press ISBN: 1853115711 Creating Uncommon Worship Richard Giles Canterbury Press ISBN: 1853115908 Doors of Perception: Icons and Their Spiritual Significance John Baggley, Richard Temple St Vladimir‟s Seminary Press, US ISBN: 0881410713 Festival Icons for the Christian Year John Baggley St Vladimir‟s Seminary Press, US ISBN: 0881412015 Forgiveness is Healing Russ Parker Darton, Longman and Todd ISBN: 0232519609 A Christian Theology of Place John Inge Ashgate ISBN: 075463499X Marriage: A teaching document from the House of Bishops of the Church of England Church House Publishing ISBN: 0715138294 Jesus and the Earth James Jones SPCK ISBN: 0281056234

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Playing with Fire: Preaching Work as Kindling Art David J Schlafer Cowley Publications ISBN: 1561012696 Preaching Through the Year of Luke (Sermons That Work) Ed, Roger Alling, David J Schlafer Thomas More Press ISBN: 0819218170 Alamein Stephen Bungay Aurum Press Ltd ISBN: 1854109294 Common Worship: Times and Seasons Church House Publishing Due for publication September 2006 Common Worship: Daily Prayer Church House Publishing ISBN: 0715120735 The Stranger in the Wings: Report on Local Non-Stipendiary Ministry Church House Publishing ISBN: 0715126016 Being a Deacon Today Rosalind Brown Canterbury Press ISBN: 1853116246

BULLETIN BOARD The Ministry Development Team receives a huge amount of material every week from individuals and organisations offering learning opportunities suitable for clergy and other ministers. We also receive invitations to join in with the CME programmes of other Dioceses. It would not be possible to include all of this information in our annual brochure but you will find a regularly updated selection on the CMD bulletin board at www.salisbury.anglican.org/support/ministry/training.htm Do explore these opportunities and let us know of any others which we can add. Requests for funding will be considered wherever possible

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CHILDREN AND COMMUNION TRAINING DAYS Children and Faith – Steps Along the Way    How do we take seriously the faith of children? How do the sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation nurture their faith and help them in their discipleship? How are schools and churches working together to be communities of faith for children?

Steps Along the Way is a day conference looking at all these issues, with discussions and workshops, as well as keynote and plenary sessions led by the Bishop. The day is relevant for clergy, Readers, LPAs, Foundation Governors and those working with children or young people in church. There will be special sessions at the end of the day to discuss schools and the sacraments, so that Head Teachers or teachers can join us for that session if they can‟t manage the whole day. We really hope that all churches, and church schools, will be represented Dates and times  Dorset Archdeaconry    Sherborne Archdeaconry Wilts Archdeaconry Sarum Archdeaconry

Saturday 15 July Wednesday 11 October Saturday 21 October Wednesday 29 November

Venues are still to be decided Cost £10 Drinks provided – please bring your own lunch Booking or more details from the Young Sarum team: 01722 411977 or sue.morrow@salisbury.anglican.org

What else is in the brochure? For resources for Clergy see the blue pages, for resources for Readers see the green pages, for resources for LPAs see the yellow pages

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COMMUNICATIONS We are fortunate to have a highly skilled and professional Diocesan Communications Team. Contact Kate Pardy, our Diocesan Communications Officer, on 01722 339447 to discuss your training needs or to reques t a speaker or workshop facilitator For IT based communications skills also see the section IT Workshops below Additional training resources are provided centrally by Church House Westminster. This year the usual Westminster facilities are closed for building work but the following training events will be offered at London venues next year. For further details visit the Church House Communications Training website at www.commstraining.cofe.anglican.org or ring 020 7898 1465. You can also book online 25 January 26 January 16 February 28 February 1 March 7 March 8 March 28 March 25 April 26 April 3 May 7 June 8 June 27 June 28 June 5 July 12 September 13 September 14 September 27 September 28 September 3-4 October 24 October 26 October 31 October 1 November 22 November Giving a Presentation or Talk Introduction to Powerpoint Introduction to Radio Interviews Designing and Editing Magazines and Newsletters Desktop Publishing Advanced Powerpoint Dealing with Challenging Interviews Using Visual Liturgy Creating a User-Friendly Church Managing the Media in Times of Crisis Communications In Cathedrals and High Profile Churches Introduction to Powerpoint Introduction to Digital Photos Using Visual Liturgy Desktop Orders of Service Writing for Publication Desktop Publishing Introduction to TV Interviews Dealing with Challenging Interviews Introduction to Powerpoint Using Visual Liturgy Advanced Radio Advanced Powerpoint Giving a Presentation or Talk Being Interviewed Working with National Journalists Introduction to Radio Interviews

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ECUMENICAL OPPORTUNITIES THE ANGLICAN CENTRE IN ROME for the promotion of Anglican/ Roman Catholic relations Palazzo Doria Pamphilj Piazza del Collegia Romano 2 Int 7 00186 Roma ITALIA www.anglicancentreinrome.org The Anglican Centre publishes a quarterly journal „Centro‟ which is available on subscription or may be borrowed from the Ministry Development Team Office. The Centre is offering 5 courses during 2006 Angels and Demons Friday 27 – Monday 30 January Find out the truth about four wonderful churches in Rome and other sites described in a recent Dan Brown novel. The weekend includes visits to all the sites and discussion with tutors which will relate the visits to contemporary faith and worship Preaching in the Steps of St Peter and St Paul Tuesday 9 – Tuesday 16 May The course is open to lay and ordained ministers. It will look at the legacy of St Peter and St Paul in Rome and will relate this to New Testament preaching. There will be visits to the Basilica of St Pietro and St Paul- withoutthe-Walls Anglican/ Roman Catholic Ecumenism Saturday 10 – Saturday 24 June A module jointly organised by Liverpool Hope University and the Anglican Centre. It will look at the whole range of ongoing dialogue between the two communions. The first week will be in Liverpool and the second week in Rome. Staff from both institutions will lead the course Romess – the Early Christians Monday 26 June – Tuesday 4 July This popular course uses the art, architecture, history and culture of the city of Rome to underpin our knowledge of the Early Church and to challenge and deepen personal faith. There will be visits to many of the sites mentioned in the course including the Basilica and the Roman Forum ARCIC II: Mary, Grace and Hope in Christ Tuesday 3 – Tuesday 10 October This is a second opportunity to study the latest ARCIC document which covers our understanding of the role of the Virgin Mary in the scheme of salvation. The course will be led by a well known ecumenical theologian and will involve both Anglican and Roman Catholic participants For all further details including course fees please contact the Ministry Development Team Office or email anglican.centre.rome@flashnet.it

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THE ECUMENICAL INSTITUTE, BOSSEY part of the World Council of Churches – attached to the University of Geneva Château de Bossey Chemin Chenevière 2 Bogis-Bossey (Vaud) CH-1298 Céligny SWITZERLAND www.wcc-coe.org/bossey Bossey offers a wide range of different learning resources including degrees and higher degrees, research opportunities, study groups and retreats. Bossey seminars for the coming year include Mission As Proclamation Of The Gospel – Ecumenical Perspectives Tuesday 6 – Sunday 11 June Striving for Justice – Overcoming Violence Monday 3 – Friday 7 July What It Means To Be Human – Orthodox and Evangelicals in Dialogue Monday 10 – Sunday 16 July

Multifaith THE PARKES INSTITUTE for the Study of Jewish/ non-Jewish relations School of Humanities Avenue Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ www.parkes.soton.ac.uk The Parkes Institute offers a wide range of different learning resources. Public seminars for the coming year include Tuesday 31 January Rev. Canon Dr David Marshall (Ridley Hall, Cambridge) Christianity and Islam

Tuesday 21 February - The Montefiore Lecture Mehri Niknam MBE (Maimonides Foundation) Jewish/Muslim Relations in the Medieval Period

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Tuesday 7 March - The Karten Lecture Dr Raphael Gross (Leo Baeck Institute) Nazism and Moral Feelings

Tuesday 21 March Dr William Kenefick (University of Dundee) An Examination of Oral Testimonies of the Immigrant Experience in Glasgow

Tuesday 9 May Professor Christhard Hoffman (University of Bergen) History as Legitimation: the Invention of ‘Ancient Antisemitism’ in the German Empire

Please note: unless otherwise stated, all seminars will be held at 5.30pm in Avenue Campus, room 1163. All welcome For more information, please contact Frances Clarke Tel. 023 8059 2261, Email fmc@soton.ac.uk

The Ministry Development Team – resourcing mission and ministry Director of Ministry – Jane Charman Vocations Advisor – Harvey Gibbons DDO – Ann Philp Director of Learning for Ministry – David Heslop Director of Initial Ministerial Formation – Paul Overend Team Administrators – Tina Draycott, Andrea Dredge, Jane Murrell Call us anytime on 01722 411944

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FURTHER QUALIFICATIONS One possibility you may like to consider as part of your CMD provision is to look at a higher education programme Why study for a Higher Education Degree? As a church we need  To resource clergy and Readers in the particular interests (spirituality, counselling, political theology, etc.) that support their ministry and their personal and spiritual development  To stimulate those in ministry to reflect on their work and issues of theology and the church‟s engagement with society, to help the church adapt to change  To enable suitably qualified people, with higher degrees in theology and/or adult educational qualifications, to help with training of accredited lay and ordained ministers in Initial Ministerial Education. This is especially important for us with the development of partnerships between dioceses and Higher Education Institutions, within the new Regional Training Partnerships Choices of Programmes Available There are many Further and Higher Education programmes available, both in our region and, by distance learning, administered by institutions further afield. Most of the higher education system (apart from a few older universities) now works on an academic credit transfer scheme. This means that if you have studied in a particular area at one institution in the not too distant past you may well be able to begin a course at a more advanced level at a different institution. This system works on the principle that, as long as the subjects studied are sufficiently similar, the level you have reached is universally recognised So, for example, if you have a University Certificate in Counselling with, say, 120 credits, you could build on this at a local institution to work for a diploma. Or if you have a postgraduate diploma in theology, you may be able to turn this into an MA by doing a dissertation rather than by going to further lectures. The mechanism used is called APL (accreditation for prior learning) and at many institutions it is possible to APL specific modules within a course as well as a whole course level. It is also sometimes possible to use APEL (accreditation for prior experiential learning) for those who have a good level of experience and can show they have a good level of critical reflection Your previous qualifications therefore affect your access to courses For those with a certificate or diploma in theology, it is possible to proceed to a degree For those with a diploma or degree and experience, it is often possible to proceed to a Post-graduate diploma or taught Masters degree (especially in practical or applied theology For those with a degree class 2:1 or above to a masters, taught doctorate, or to a wide variety of research degrees (MPhil/MLitt/PhD)

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Possible Local Courses and Institutions This is an indicative list only and there are many other possibilities and institutions Oxford Brookes University (Westminster Institute of Education) www.brookes.ac.uk (www.brookes.ac.uk/schools/education/!) BA Theology and Religion (by distance learning) PGCert/Dip/MA in Coaching and Mentoring Practice PGCert/Dip/MA in Practical and Contextual Theology (by distance learning) MPhil and PhD (by research in areas including Contemporary spiritualities, Faith development, Gender and theology, Political and social theology, Practical and contextual theology, Religion, culture and identity, Theology and education, etc.) University of Winchester www.winchester.ac.uk MA in Religion: The Rhetoric and Rituals of Death (Part-Time & Distance Learning) University of Chester http://www.chester.ac.uk/trs/ CertHE DipHE Theology and Ministry (by Open/Distance Learning) PGCert/MA in Adult Education with Theological Reflection (by Open/Distance Learning) Exeter University www.huss.ex.ac.uk MA in Ethics, Religion and Society MA in Theology MPhil/PhD research degrees Bristol University www.bristol.ac.uk MA in Christianity and Culture (www.bristol.ac.uk/Depts/THRS/mact.html) Mlitt/PhD Trinity College Bristol (Bristol University) www.trinity-bris.ac.uk PGDip/MA in Theological Studies PGDip/MA in Applied Theology University of Wales, Bangor www.bangor.ac.uk MTh Theology PG Dip/MA Religious studies MMin DMin Theology Phil/PhD Theology and Religious Studies

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Also, some Practical Theology courses at Bangor include PG Cert, PG Dip, MTh MMin and DMin in the following areas  Self Supporting Ministry with the Centre for Ministry Studies  Rural Ministry with the Centre for Studies in Rural Ministry  Implicit Religion with the Centre For Studies In Implicit Religion  Church School Studies with the Centre for Church School Studies (these are all largely project based and independent learning for practitioners in these fields) University of Wales Lampeter www.lampeter.ac.uk LTh (Licence in Theology) (Distance Learning, includes Ministerial Audit and Critical Incident in Ministry Modules) BA in Theology (Distance learning) Sarum College (Lampeter) www.sarum.ac.uk Cert HE in Politics and Theology M.A. in Christian Spirituality

Other Institutions University of Gloucestershire Open Theology www.glos.ac.uk/schools/humanities/otc/ University of Birmingham Graduate Institute for Theology and Religion www.theology.bham.ac.uk/postgrad/ Institute of Counselling, Glasgow: College of Counselling www.collegeofcounselling.com (distance learning)

Some universities and colleges are beginning to offer a doctorate (part-taught) in professional practice. In some cases this can include a doctorate in ministry. This involves a thesis based on one‟s professional practice rather than the more traditional route of literature research It is also often possible to offer a Master‟s dissertation or doctoral thesis based on social scientific research methods in church, community, or ministry situations. Lampeter in the University of Wales offers this, as does Aberdeen University. Most of this is by distance learning Other possibilities you might consider might include courses in Counselling etc If you would like to discuss any of these or other courses or research in the HE sector, please get in touch with David Heslop or Paul Overend in the Ministry Development Team and we will be happy to explore possibilities David Heslop/ Paul Overend Ministry Development Team Office 01722 411944

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IT WORKSHOPS This year we plan to offer a rolling programme of IT Workshops. Numbers will be limited at each but if demand is high we will create some more dates. If there are other IT subjects that interest you and we are able to gather a group then we are happy to put on a Workshop. Alternatively we can advise other ways in which you can access the learning you need Tuesday 7 March 10 am – 1 pm Board Room, Church House The Basic Basics For those who find computers intimidating and want to get started with essential skills. Participants will be asked in advance what areas they want to cover to ensure that specific needs are met Tuesday 7 March 2 – 5 pm Board Room, Church House Using Powerpoint How to handle all aspects of Powerpoint and make best use of it in preparing presentations Tuesday 21 March 10 am – 1 pm Board Room, Church House Getting started with Webpage Design Designing, creating and maintaining webpages Tuesday 21 March 2 – 5 pm Board Room, Church House Using Visual Liturgy Resources What does Visual Liturgy have to offer and how can busy parish clergy make effective use of this resource?

PERIODICALS Theology – may be obtained through the Ministry Development Team Office at a reduced subscription rate of £22.00 Anvil – may be obtained through the Ministry Development Team Office at a reduced subscription rate of £11.95 Reader Magazine – is provided to most Sarum Readers in the Diocese. If you do not receive it and would like to please call Andrea Dredge at the Ministry Development Team Office. If you do receive it but no longer wish to please also call Andrea

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SARUM COLLEGE Sarum College in Salisbury is an ecumenical centre for theological studies, the office and residential base for the STETS scheme for ordination training, and the provider of its own range of courses and conferences with a focus on spirituality, politics and theology, and engagement with God's world in public life and the arts. It has a fine bookshop and library and residential facilities for its short courses. A full brochure of what Sarum has to offer is available from the College. Highlights of the year ahead appear below

SHORT COURSES AT SARUM COLLEGE: January – July 2006 January 9 – 11 Who is wise?: Wisdom for today A refresher course for those in pastoral and preaching ministry Revd Dr Stephen Dray Exploring the New Testament: The Search for Jesus of Nazareth TQQ Lent Term – Tuesdays 7.00pm Professor David Catchpole Both Alike to Thee Contemporary developments in the understanding of Christian Mysticism Revd Canon Melvyn Matthews 72% Christian – 8% in Church: what is the real religion of the English? Revd Canon Edward Bailey and Dr Claudia May The Spanish Mystics The writings of SS Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross Peter Tyler and Julienne McLean Exploring the Heart of St Paul’s Theology Revd Canon Dr Dennis Stamps Images of Christ’s Passion Exploring traditional and contemporary visual expressions of the suffering and death of Christ Revd Graham Kent Pastoral Ministry and Spirituality Module of the MA course open to non-MA participants Sarum/STETS tutors

January

10

January

18

February

8–9

February

21

February

22 – 24 3–5

March

March

13 – 16

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Faith Journey of Impaired Pilgrims Exploration of how the faith of people with impairment challenges the Church and encourages individuals in their faith journeys Professor Mary Grey, Revd Peter Cole, Revd Donald Eadie Myers-Briggs Basic Workshop Recognition and constructive use of personality differences Revd Canon Bruce Duncan Aid, Trade, Debt and Sustainability – where are we now ? Conference exploring what progress has been made, what further policy developments may be needed and what Christian theology has to say Dr Charles Reed, Fiona Hulbert, Revd Dr Tim Macquiban The Spirituality of Death and Dying Exploration through art, poetry, music, film, theory, creative play and reflection on one’s own experience Revd Jane LLoyd and Revd Simon Parrett Exploring the New Testament: from Jesus to Paul TQQ Summer Term – Tuesdays 7.00pm Professor David Catchpole Two Ways of Praying – in association with PRAXIS Study Day on worship and spirituality examining the tensions encountered between liturgical and non-liturgical spirituality Revd Professor Paul Bradshaw Sarum Theological Lectures: Beyond Stewardship Professor Paul Bauckham – 7.00pm in the Cathedral Contemporary Spirituality Module of the MA course open to non-MA participants Peter Tyler, Revd Dr Tim Macquiban, Br Patrick Moore FSC, Dr Susan Stephenson

April

8

April

21 – 23

April

24 – 26

April

25

May

3

May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17

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26 – 29

Green Faith: reconciliation with the earth Module of the MA course open to non-MA participants Professor Mary Grey, Dr Anne Primavesi, Dr Edward Echlin Politics and Theology Summer Conference: war and peace – religion in conflict and reconciliation Dr Charles Reed, Fiona Hulbert, Revd Dr Tim Macquiban Prayer and Personality: the Myers-Briggs and Spirituality Ways in which the MBTI can be used to deepen understanding and practice of Christian prayer and spirituality Revd Canon Bruce Duncan Orthodox Spirituality: life after death Bishop Kallistos Ware, Sir John Tavener ] (further details available in the new year)

June 30 – July 2

July

15 – 16

[November

3–5

Further details on all these courses can be found on Sarum‟s website www.sarum.ac.uk or by telephoning Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE on 01722 424800, or by emailing Hospitality@sarum.ac.uk

SARUM COLLEGE LIBRARY
35,000 books - 50+ journals - Church Times - CEN etc Catalogue on the internet – www.sarum.ac.uk/library/catalogue Open 9 – 5 Mon – Fri and some evenings Membership £35pa to borrow up to 10 books at a time T: 01722 424803 E: library@sarum.ac.uk

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SPEAKERS Last year we asked the Diocesan Office staff to offer themselves as potential speakers at Chapters and Synod or in other settings. They came up with a fascinating range of topics and received an interesting mix of invitations from you. These offers remain open so if you are looking for a speaker or facilitator for your gathering or event do contact the relevant member of staff. If you are not sure who to approach feel free to call the Ministry Development Team for advice This year we have come up with a new suggestion. Some of the clergy of the Diocese have lately taken sabbatical leave to engage in a wide range of learning activities. Many of them would be happy to share the fruits of their experience more widely so here are just a few suggestions. All contact details are in the Diocesan Directory Breaking the Chrysalis Nigel Lloyd spent his sabbatical writing a book with this intriguing title. The central thesis of the book is that the church is like a chrysalis which needs to be broken open for new life to emerge. When we try to preserve that chrysalis we kill the life within. A synopsis of the book is available from the Ministry Development Team or from Nigel Chaplain to the Mafia?! Robin Hungerford shares memories of his time as Chaplain to the Anglican Church in Taormina, Sicily. He also wrote a pamphlet concerning the Old Testament background to the Lord‟s Supper and would be happy to speak about either Christian Zionism –Stepping Out on the Road to Armageddon Tim Woods explores the history of Christian Zionism including central concepts such as The Land, The Temple, Covenant and Grace and asks: what has been the impact on indigenous Palestinian Christians? This ties in particularly well with the theme of this year‟s Clergy Conference. Tim now works part time for USPG The Life and Ministry of C.H. Spurgeon Bob Mason has been researching the impact of the ministry of C.H. Spurgeon on the people of Southwark. Wisdom on the subject of evangelism within a historical perspective – something a little bit different for the Chapter or Synod which has done it all! Young People and Faith in the 21st Century Trevor Stubbs has been reading and thinking around this theme: how do we express the Good News of Jesus in contemporary terms? How might we reach across the cultural divides of young and old? How can we assess when we are being successful? Hear more about it by inviting Trevor

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VENUES The Ministry Development Team Office holds a list of venues with details and prices for day and residential use which you may find useful in planning Deanery or Parish events Please ring Tina Draycott for information or to discuss your requirements. If you know of other good places which we can include on the list please let us know

WORKPLACE CHAPLAINCY Six 2 hour sessions including: Visiting the Workplace Economics and Theology Being Prophetic Relating to the local church Pastoral Care Delivered by IBEX (Churches Ministry to the Economy in the central south) and the Borough of Poole Chaplaincy The course can be tailored to the demands of potential participants across the Diocese over a couple of days, or six separate sessions. A group of 10-12 or more participants is helpful. The Workplace Chaplaincy course can also be offered to groups of lay and ordained colleagues To express interest please email: Michelle Brett at M.Brett@poole.gov.uk For a more detailed discussion please phone: Adrian Thomas: 01202-417698 Jonathan Martin: 01202-733580

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